State Lawmakers to Consider Lower Legal Limit of 0.05 for DUI Cases

Posted by Keith Hall | Mar 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our state is following the lead of other states, and looking at lowering the legal limit for alcohol while driving a motor vehicle from its current legal BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) level of 0.08 to a lesser BAC level of 0.05.  This could make it significantly easier to be arrested and convicted for DUI or Physical Control in Washington state.

This decrease would mean that many people of average size would be at or above the legal limit after one or two drinks.  For instance a 160 pound man would have a BAC at the legal lime of 0.05 after just two drinks, and be considered legally too drunk to drive.  Similarly, a 100 pound woman would be at the legal lime of 0.05 after only one drink.  

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